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Claritas Fossae and Solis Planum, looking north
- Title Claritas Fossae and Solis Planum, looking north
- Released 14/09/2004 12:00 am
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
This perspective view was taken by Mars Express during orbit 508 on 13 June 2004 with a ground resolution of approximately 40 metres per pixel.
The displayed region is the eastern part of Claritas Fossae and the western part of Solis Planum at longitude 260° East and latitude of about 28° South.
The diffuse blue-white streaks in the northern parts of the scene are clouds or aerosols.
This region is characterised by systems of ‘grabens’ running mainly north-west to south-east. These can be traced several hundred kilometres up to the northern Tharsis shield volcanoes.